n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Persistent dizziness and recurrent syncope due to HIV-associated Addison's disease : case report from a resource-limited setting

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Addison's disease or primary adrenal insufficiency is a well-recognised fatal endocrine condition among HIV-infected patients. HIV infection is associated with adrenal gland destruction and profound disruption of the hypothalamicpituitary adrenal axis. We describe a case of HIV-associated Addison's disease in a 58-year-old newly diagnosed HIV-seropositive male patient, highlighting its occurrence in this era of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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